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Military Industrial Powerpoint Complex

United States Military

This collection was a special project originally done as part of the Internet Archive's 20th Anniversary celebration on October 26, 2016 highlighting IA's web archive. The collection consists of all the Powerpoint files (57,489) from the .mil web domain that were crawled from the public web (with no special login or credentials) by the Internet Archive and partners from 1996-2017. The original release in October 2016 featured 48,110 Powerpoint files. Another 9,379 unique new Powerpoint files, and 205 new hosts/domains, were added in May/June 2017 after the completion of IA's End of Term 2016 Web Crawls, a project that aims to preserve the U.S. federal government web presence (primarily the .gov and .mil web domains) at each change of administration. 


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This collection was a special project originally done as part of the Internet Archive's 20th Anniversary celebration on October 26, 2016 highlighting IA's web archive. The collection consists of all the Powerpoint files (57,489) from the .mil web domain that were crawled from the public web (with no special login or credentials) by the Internet Archive and partners from 1996-2017. The original release in October 2016 featured 48,110 Powerpoint files. Another 9,379 unique new Powerpoint files, and 205 new hosts/domains, were added in May/June 2017 after the completion of IA's End of Term 2016 Web Crawls, a project that aims to preserve the U.S. federal government web presence (primarily the .gov and .mil web domains) at each change of administration. 

The Powerpoints were converted to PDF to make them readable and searchable and were organized by the publicly-accessible host domain from which they were originally collected. The project was originally inspired by writer Paul Ford's article, “Amazing Military Infographics” which can be found in the Wayback Machine. Project team: Jefferson Bailey, Vinay Goel, Jake Johnson, and Bryan Newbold. We hope to update the collection periodically.

On March 6, 2018, an event, Military Industrial Powerpoint Complex Karaoke, was organized by artists/archivists Liat Berdugo and Charlie Macquarie in partnership with the Internet Archive. Also known as “Battle Decks,” Powerpoint Karaoke is an improvisational and art event where audience members give a presentation using a set of Powerpoint slides that they’ve never seen before. This event used, as its source material, this curated collection. You can find the video of the event at the link above.

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October 21
2016
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